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Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Funduro.

Great bike. I used to own one. Traded in for the R1150GS I ride now. Wish I had kept it. Total blast on twisty back roads. Easily cruise 80MPH on the slab. Reliable, never any issues. Would not worry...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,685
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Additives

DEF mentioned truckers in his post. I am an owner operator with a 2007 Pete 386 with a Caterpillar C15 I have owned since new. It now has 870,000 miles on it with no engine work ever. Uses no oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Fuel Lines

My 01 did the exact same thing. After riding I smelled like gasoline. i found the crimped on connector loose where the upper hose connects to the tank. While riding the wind would catch the seeping...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,258
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Good choice

PC680 spins mine over like a top. Last one gave me seven years of service.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Fuel lines

Remove the fuel tank & replace both fuel lines. They are weeping at the connections. Be sure to use new clamps designed for fuel injection lines.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,224
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Pc680

I use the Odyssey PC680 in my 1150. The last one lasted seven years. It sometimes sits for weeks with no battery tender. Always cranks right up. Seven year old one still started the bike but the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,249
Posted By estlerd
Talking Starter Clean Up

Nice writeup. What lube did you use during re assembly?:1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,534
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Not Laughing.

I have dumped mine, twice, while talking to someone after stopping after a ride & forgetting to put the sidestand down. No damage either time but felt real stupid.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By estlerd
Wink Throttle cables

I also ride an 01 that I bought new. The throttle movement should be smooth in both directions. I would replace all the cables & bowden box & sync throttle bodies if it were my bike. Also, if your...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By estlerd
Eh? Clear lenses.

I just looked on Wonderlich's website. Yikes!! $25 each?. The set I got from BMW of Santa Cruz even came with the amber bulbs. That was a few years ago though.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By estlerd
Cry clear turn signal lens.

I bought all four for $29.90 from BMW of Santa Cruz back in 2006. The part # was CTS-0041. I don't know if they are still available.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,808
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Pc 680

My first PC 680 lasted over seven years. Bike would still start but voltage drop while cranking caused ABS to fault. Replaced with another PC 680! My bike sits weeks at a time, I don't use i charger,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,843
Posted By estlerd
Laugh 1150 problems.

I bought my 1150 new thirteen years ago this month. I do not ride as much as i would like so only have 39k miles. I do all my own wrenching & have no problems. Blew out a crown seal a few years ago...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,684
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Tensioner

I changed mine a few years ago with new two piece design. Took about 30 minutes to do. Start up clatter gone & bike seems to idle smoother & pull better from low revs. Cheap & simple upgrade IMO.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,062
Posted By estlerd
Thumb Great Deal!!

You did fantastic. I have had my 01 since new. No way would I sell it for what you paid. Enjoy many happy miles!:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,460
Posted By estlerd
Laugh 15w50

I have been using 15W50 in my 01 1150 since new all year long. She cranks right up in the coldest weather I ride in, mid 30's & runs smooth & quiet in our 100 + summers here in Texas. Even smoother...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,280
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Probably not everything.

I get concerned about all things electric as they age. Yes here in Texas it gets HOT. My garage is not temp controlled & the range is freezing in winter to 100+ in summer. The wiring wrap I used came...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,280
Posted By estlerd
Laugh same here

My 01, that I bought new has also given me no trouble at all. Only 37K miles so far. I noticed the sheathing in the wiring zip tied to the handlebars starting to crack. Old age I guess. Doing an on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,289
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Spiegler USA

I replaced the lines on my 01 1150GS about three years ago. I ordered over the phone from Spiegler USA. They were very helpful & shipped right away. I got their standard line set, I have no risers....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Wilbers

I installed Wilbers on my 1150. Was not hard at all. I live near you in Denton & would be happy to assist next week while I take some time from work.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Spiegler USA

I bought mine from Spiegler USA a few years ago for my 01 1150GS. They shipped right away & fit perfectly. I would use them again.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,728
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Nice bike!

Your new ride is a beauty, but I REALLY like your 1100!:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,664
Posted By estlerd
Puke Fuel lines

i have replaced the fuel lines twice on my 1150. They rotted out from the inside & leaked where they connected to the tank. The lines on there now are bio fuel safe according to the manufacturer. We...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By estlerd
Puke low battery?

Like jsb225 wrote. A weak battery, still strong enough to start the bike, will drop too much voltage while cranking & cause the ABS to malfunction. Happened to me twice. Replacing battery solved...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,410
Posted By estlerd
Laugh R75/7

My first BMW was an R75/7. Bought new in 1977. One year only model I think. Well made bike with anti lock brakes! no matter hard you stomped or squeezed they would never lock up! Traded a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Wet wiring?

The other day after washing my 01 1150GS the gear indicator went haywire. It might show fifth gear when it was in second. Shifting up to third it might show a downshift to first. Strangely the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By estlerd
Wicked throttle cables

Make sure your throttle cables are seated properly at both throttle bodies. If one became unseated, easily happens, it will run like you describe.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,820
Posted By estlerd
Wicked I'll turn 64 next month. Got my first bike, an...

I'll turn 64 next month. Got my first bike, an Allstate Moped, 50 years ago! Bought my first BMW in 1977. A new R75/7. I look forward to riding as much as ever. Shopping now for a light off road...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Odyssey

Never used in Interstate in my GS. They are made by Johnson Controls & have a good reputation. I got seven years out of an Odyssey PC680. Replaced with another. Bike cranks right up in any weather....
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,811
Posted By estlerd
Nice Photo!!

Nice camera work. Glad you are enjoying your Ural.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,149
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Upgrades

Spiegler brake lines for sure. Have them on mine. More solid lever feel & excellent safety measure. I use the Odyssey...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By estlerd
Wicked Standard

2325059 is on the base of mine also. I bought the bike new so it is a safe guess you have a standard saddle. It has always been a bit tricky for me to reinstall it. You have to fiddle a bit sometimes...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By estlerd
Paint issues.

Eurosport Cycle in Fort Worth sent the wheels form my Ducati to a powder coater for refinishing a few years ago. The work was flawless & the price reasonable. Also try Perry's Motorcycle & Sidecar,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By estlerd
Wicked Fuel leak

:evilIt's happened to me TWICE. About five years or so ago I started my 01 1150GS in the garage & instantly smelled gas. Shut bike off & noticed gas dripping onto right cyl. My machine does not have...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Pilot Road 3

I recently installed PR 3s on my 1150GS & am very happy. I have always run Tourances for the past eleven years I have owned this bike & decided to try something more street oriented since I never...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,641
Posted By estlerd
Wink Brake Lines

While doing the annual brake flush about three years ago on my 01 I noticed a lot of black flakes in the old fluid. Guessing it was from the lines I ordered a replacement set of SS lines, installed...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Fluids

I change all fluids on any used bike or car I buy. That's just me I guess. I always felt it was cheap insurance. Always felt it was the only way to know for sure that the correct fluids were in my...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,201
Posted By estlerd

From the image it looks to me like the brake rotor is rusting, not the bolts. Still unacceptable for a BMW.:puke1
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,505
Posted By estlerd
Wink I hope this helps.

I am 63 years young & have noticed my sense of balance starting to decline a little. I got my first motorcycle when I was fourteen & have been riding ever since. I notice balance issues more on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,678
Posted By estlerd
Question Ethanol damaging our fuel systems?

I ride a 2001 1150GS I bought new eleven years ago. Great bike, very few problems. About five years ago I smelled gasoline at startup while in my garage. I found fuel leaking from the fuel line where...
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